Rackspace Cloud Adds OpenLogic CloudSwing PaaS to Lineup
OpenLogic CloudSwing, one of many recent entrants into the open source platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market, has announced its entry into the Rackspace Cloud Tools program. Rackspace Hosting’s customers and partners can now deploy CloudSwing from the Cloud Tools app showcase.
CloudSwing’s value proposition is one we’ve heard a lot recently: “A fully flexible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud solution offering cost-tracking and complete customization of technology stacks,” according to OpenLogic’s press release, with the added benefit of compatibility with more than 600 open source packages.
And now, with this announcement, RackSpace Cloud gets pre-configured stack templates to quickly deploy a CloudSwing PaaS (though you can customize as needed, of course). Moreover, CloudSwing users can monitor their Rackspace Cloud applications from the CloudSwing Dashboard. Finally, CloudSwing enables users to track the usage costs for any RackSpace Cloud application deployed from the application, across all accounts.
“CloudSwing has more than tripled the number of users in the first 60 days. As enterprises look to build customized PaaS environments in the Rackspace Cloud, we anticipate this growth to continue,” said Kim Weins, senior vice president of marketing of OpenLogic in a prepared statement.
Those keeping tabs on TalkinCloud the last few months can probably guess what I’m going to say about this announcement. Good for Rackspace and OpenLogic alike, but just how sustainable is this market segment in the face of competition from fellow startups and major vendors including Microsoft and VMware?